Winter

Blustery Winter Muscles In, Knocking Out Mild Conditions, Says Forecaster

Blustery Winter Muscles In, Knocking Out Mild Conditions, Says Forecaster

The eastern United States is on the cusp of a much colder pattern that is forecast to prevail in February and continue into March because of a central Pacific El Nino, which is seen slowly weakening through summer, according to forecaster DTN.

January 16, 2019
Storage Deficits, Returning Heat Steal Spotlight from Production; September Natural Gas Forwards Increase

Storage Deficits, Returning Heat Steal Spotlight from Production; September Natural Gas Forwards Increase

September natural gas prices rose by an average 3 cents from Aug. 16-22 as long-range weather outlooks showed a much hotter end for August and into early September. Storage concerns remained a bullish catalyst for the market as well, even as the week’s storage report delivered an on-target injection.

August 23, 2018
Winter Moratorium on Some NatGas Hookups Proposed in California

Winter Moratorium on Some NatGas Hookups Proposed in California

California regulators have proposed setting a moratorium on new commercial and industrial (C/I) connections this winter as a means of ensuring reliability for existing customers.

December 19, 2017

SoCal Faces Winter Supply Uncertainty With Pipeline Outages, As Prices Spike

With three natural gas transmission pipelines down and Aliso Canyon underground gas storage operations limited, an updated assessment of winter energy supplies issued Tuesday indicated the Southern California region faces greater uncertainty than a year ago, with gas curtailments to large industrial users more likely.

November 29, 2017
North Dakota NatGas Flaring Rises, Production Declines in September

North Dakota NatGas Flaring Rises, Production Declines in September

North Dakota’s Bakken Shale soon will need more infrastructure to expand natural gas capture processes as flaring moves higher, Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said Wednesday.

November 16, 2017

Weather Bulls, Supply Bears Set to Square Off; December Called Flat

December natural gas is set to open unchanged Monday morning at $2.96 as weather forecasts hint at cooling to come, but show no immediately pervasive trends beyond the current warm-dominated patterns. Overnight oil markets inched higher.

October 30, 2017
Weather Outlooks Disappoint; November NatGas Forwards Tumble 12 Cents On Average

Weather Outlooks Disappoint; November NatGas Forwards Tumble 12 Cents On Average

With long-term weather forecasts pointing to possibly another warm winter ahead, natural gas forward markets fell an average 12 cents between Oct. 13 and 19, according to NGI’s Forward Look.

October 20, 2017

Weather Bears Stirring; November Called 8 Cents Lower

November natural gas is expected to open 8 cents lower Monday morning at $2.92 as overnight weather models called for decreased heating load. Overnight oil markets rose.

October 16, 2017

Traders Penciling In Thin Storage Additions, Yet November Called Flat

November natural gas is set to open unchanged Thursday morning at $2.94 as traders factor in expected lean storage figures into the supply-demand balance. Overnight oil markets rose.

October 5, 2017
Winter that Wasn’t? March NatGas Forwards Shed 20-Plus Cents Last Week

Winter that Wasn’t? March NatGas Forwards Shed 20-Plus Cents Last Week

Not even a larger-than-expected withdrawal from storage was enough to soften the blow of a more than 20-cent drop in March natural gas forwards prices as the main focus remains on weather, or the lack thereof.

February 27, 2017